"Yvette" as written by and Jason Isbell....
I can barely make out a little light from the house on the cul-de-sac
Bedroom upstairs, it's a family affair.

I've watched you in class, your eyes are cut glass and you stay covered upstairs
Head to your toe, so nobody will know it was you

I might not be a man yet,
But that bastard will never be,
So I'm cleaning my Weatherby
My sight and my scope
And I hope against hope.
I hope against hope.

Your mother seems nice, I don't understand why she won't say anything.
As if she can't see who he turned out to be.

I might not be a man yet,
But your father will never be,
So I load up my Weatherby.
I let out my breath
And I couple with death.
I couple with death.

Saw your father last night in the window the light made a silhouette.
Saw him hold you that way, he won't hold you that way anymore, Yvette.

Lyrics submitted by SongMeanings, edited by jfoxx, tupelodylan, Kafziel

"Yvette" as written by Jason Isbell

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  • +1
    General CommentAbusive father.

    Jason is God.

    Houser is God.

    Athens is the mecca.
    bkabbotton January 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA young kid notices a female classmate has a domestic problem, and he decides it's up to him to take care of it for her.
    Yvette's father has taken to a sexual relationship with her. Her mother won't do anything about it, so the boy decides he will.
    Cleans up his rifle and snipes him through the window.
    jfoxxon June 24, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAnd yea there might be some similarities between this and the Avett Brother's hit song.

    When they play it live I want to use the N word. No! Do not strum like that Avett's!

    Someone needs to get them a stick of beemans or something...
    bkabbotton February 01, 2014   Link

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